Okay, who doesn’t like Christmas presents?! I know I do! Even though I turn 25 in 6 days, I still get an obscene amount of Christmas presents from my parents and I can’t say that I don’t enjoy it. So yeah, I was a bit fond of today’s prompt.
I wavered between doing the simple, classic present mani (with solid colors and taped ‘ribbon’) and doing intricate stacks of wrapped packages, but in the end settled somewhere in the middle. I couldn’t do the taped ribbon look since all of my striping tape is in England, but that worked in my favor anyway because I wanted to try my hand at patterned wrapping paper. My family has never been one for solid-colored wrapping paper and instead we go for Santas, snowmen, and penguins. Especially penguins.
So, I started off with SquareHue Revontuli and SquareHue Joulupukin Pajakyla as my base colors. I wasn’t in the mood to properly swatch Joulupukin Pajakyla, but did feel that it deserved to be seen at least once without the nail art hiding it. See that pretty little shine from the microglitter? Gorgeous!
After I finished ogling the pretty colors on my nails, I painted snowmen, trees, snowflakes, stripes, and ribbons/bows using those two polishes plus LynBDesigns Defender of the Downtrodden, Pure Ice Black Out, Sinful Colors Cloud 9, SquareHue Sampokeskus, and a teensy touch of LynBDesigns Tasting the Stars.
I apologize for the quality of these photos, the sun was out when I started painting, but was gone by the time I finished. So that photo of the SquareHue colors was with sunlight, but everything else was with a very yellow lightbulb. My attempt at color-correcting just sort of made everything too bright. But, at least the photos being this bright lets the details be seen, so I decided to leave them like this. Sorry!
Quality of the photos aside, I am so happy with these! Okay, maybe there’s a little too much going on in the background of at least one of them, but I have no problem with that whatsoever. I especially liked the little snowmen, and the tree nail was actually really pretty before I covered it up with the ribbon.
And that’s Day 11 done. I can’t believe there’s only one day of the challenge left! What in the world am I going to do for freestyle nails?